Like when we were kids, the end of June was time for fun and relaxation. We retired and work all year on the house, garden, and projects. Come the end of June, and the high-heat days, we slow down. Well, we still, water, weed whack, spray, etc. but not the heavier stuff and many activities here and elsewhere.
While we’d love to go to the Philly Area Corgi Picnic on Saturday, we have to give that up until we get a large vehicle. With 4 dogs squished in the Toyota, it is hard. Mr. Eskimo has to be in a crate as he hates being in the car. We have other things to do for the summer so we will get back to that later.
The BIG thing today is that we got to try out my new RED canoe at Smithville County Park! I wanted a new one as the last 2 seasons the aluminum canoe leaked in the bow-just where Emily is on thee cushion and my feet are. I wasn’t a big leak but getting worse and Glenn’s repair didn’t seem to fix it as he couldn’t get under the aluminum support there.
In lieu of me travelling, I used my money for a new one and it came on Tues. This is a lake and slow-water canoe while the other is for more rapid water so we will keep both. Glenn’s is a used one with some dents under the front as the man used it on the Delaware River and probable ran into rocks in Washington Crossing area where he lives. It still was okay for out slow water and lakes but tie for a better one that doesn’t leak!
This has 3 seats and more and is nice for us. Today we took it to the lake, which we hadn’t gone to before, and Sat. we hope to go on the Rancocas Creek from the same park. I haven’t been on that portion but Glenn has many times. It is 4 miles so I hope Glenn has had enough muscle strengthening for that. (He goes whitewater rafting in Pa in July and is trying to work up his strength. A little more garden work should do it, right? LOL)
There was a nice landing there and parking close by. Emily cannot walk now and uses her cart so we brought that. She donned her life jacket and we put here on her cushion and she laid there as usual. We were very pleasantly surprised that Emily loved it more in this canoe- the sides are lower and held herself up to see!! WOW!
I couldn’t believe the difference in her. Here front legs remained standing on my feet as we went around the lake. Emily looked all around. We saw and egret and many water lilies. People were fishing on the 4-5 docks and that was nice, too.
I can’t have my good camera in the water but the other on got a couple of shots. Since we had a rainstorm last night, the humidity was less oppressive. Though partly cloudy, we didn’t have the full sun on us either. It was a good day.